Arkansas Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Arkansas Employers

Notice to Employees–How to Claim Unemployment Insurance

The “How to Claim Unemployment Insurance” Notice describes the steps an employee would need to take if they were to file for unemployment benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AR Employers.

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Workers' Compensation Instructions to Employers and Employees

The “Workers’ Compensation Instructions to Employers and Employees” Poster tells employers what to do when an employee is injured;instructs employees to notify the employer immediately (or no later than the close of the next business day) when injured; lists the claims office that will be handling the insurance aspects of the case; gives the claims office telephone number; announces the expiration date of the insurance policy; and provides telephone numbers for Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission legal advisors if either party needs assistance.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AR Employers.

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Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006

The “Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006” states that smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces.

You can read about the details and the places that are exempt from this law in the text of the Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006, available from the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Act states “No Smoking” signs or the international “No Smoking” symbol must be clearly and conspicuously posted by the owner, operator, manager, or other person in control in every public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited by this Rule.

Required for: All AR Employers.

Federally Mandated

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All AR Employers.

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Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All AR Employers.

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Employee Rights Under the NLRA

The "Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act" Notice informs employees about their rights under the NLRA to form, join, and assist a union and to bargain collectively with their employer; provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights; and indicates how employees can contact the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces those rights, with questions or to file complaints. The rules require covered Federal contractors and subcontractors to post the notice whether or not they have unionized employees.

Contractors and subcontractors must post the notice conspicuously in and around their establishments, worksites, and offices where notices are usually posted so that it is prominent and readily seen by employees who are covered by the NLRA and who are directly or indirectly engaged in contract-related activities. 

Additionally, contractors and subcontractors who post notices to employees electronically must also post the required notice electronically via a link to the OLMS’ website. When posting electronically, the link to the notice must be placed where the contractor customarily places other electronic notices to employees about their jobs. The link must read, “Important Notice about Employee Rights to Organize and Bargain Collectively with Their Employers.” The link can be no less prominent than other employee notices. Electronic posting cannot be used as a substitute for physical posting.

Required for: All AR Employers.

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USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All AR Employers.

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Mandatory for Some Arkansas Employers

OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AR Employers, Excluding all State, County, or Municipal Operations.

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Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: Employers with gross annual sales or businesses, of at least $500,000; hospitals; nursing homes; schools and pre-schools; and government agencies. Also, employers of any employee involved in interstate commerce.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Family and Medical Leave Act

The "Family and Medical Leave Act" entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters.

Required for: All AR Employers with at least 50 employees.

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Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing Notice to Employer and Employee

The Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing “Notice to Employer and Employee” contains important information regarding minimum wage, overtime, child labor, wage collection, and other summaries of the Wage Collection Act.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: AR Employers with four or more employees.

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Notice to Employer and Employee Act 556 of 1991

The Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing “Notice to Employer and Employee–Public Employees' Chemical Right to Know Act” Poster describes the duties that an employer has to minimize exposure to chemicals and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of employees.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AR State, County, and Municipal Operations.

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Hand Washing Notice

The Arkansas Department of Health “Hand Washing Notice” informs employees that they shall keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean after each visit to the bathroom or any other interaction that might result in contamination. It also states the requirement employees have to report symptoms of illness to their employer.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: AR Restaurants and other food handling businesses.

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Human Trafficking

The “Human Trafficking” Notice provides hotlines for if you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity–whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work, construction, factory, retail, or restaurant work.

This notice must be displayed on at least an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper in a conspicuous place near the entrance to the establishment, or where posters and notices of this type customarily are posted.

Required for:

  • A hotel, motel, or other establishment that has been cited as a public nuisance for prostitution under Ark. Code Ann. § 20-27-401
  • A strip club or other sexually oriented business
  • A private club that has a liquor permit for on-premises consumption and does not hold itself out to be a food service establishment
  • An airport
  • A train station that serves passengers
  • A bus station
  • A privately owned and operated facility that provides food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities, and overnight parking.

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Health Care Notice for Employees Under Managed Care

The “Health Care Notice for Employees Under Managed Care” lists the Managed Care Organization (MCO) that the employer has contracted with and provides their contact information.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: Employers under a Managed Care program.

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This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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